The Data Effect

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl, Ottawa, Canada
Public Event: CIGI Sponsored
Jun 26

Data is the world’s most powerful asset. Any country that isn’t leveraging it is falling behind. 

And data’s impacts — positive and sometimes negative — are just beginning. Over the next several years the quantity, importance and speed of data will explode, with transformational impact on our economy and society. 

Canada needs a national data strategy. The Data Effect will explore the essential components of this strategy and how to make Canada a leader in the data age.  

Join us at this 8th edition of The Data Effect to map our national path forward.

Event Speakers

Susan Ariel Aaronson is a CIGI senior fellow. She is an expert in international trade, digital trade, corruption and good governance, and human rights. 

Teresa Scassa is a CIGI senior fellow. She is also the Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy and a full professor at the University of Ottawa’s Law Faculty, where her groundbreaking research explores issues of data ownership and control.

Bianca Wylie is a CIGI senior fellow. Her main areas of interest are procurement and public sector technology. She focuses on examining Canadian data and technology policy decisions and their alignment with democratically informed policy and consumer protection.